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Housatonic Community College Student News
Housatonic Community College’s STEAMfest Goes Virtual
In connection with National STEM/STEAM Day on Sunday, November 8th, Housatonic Community College (HCC) will present an engaging, online program to celebrate advances in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The college’s 4th annual ‘STEAMfest’ event is going virtual this year, with something exciting planned for every day of the week.
FREE Friday Night Flick: Award-Winning Stop Motion Animation Films
To celebrate the intersection of art and technology, the Housatonic Museum of Art will present the award-winning films ‘Lost & Found’ and ‘Two Balloons’, as well as several films about the making of stop motion animation movies. The films will stream online for FREE on Friday, November 13th at 7pm, please visit www.HousatonicMuseum.org for the film link.
Housatonic Community College Offers Thanksgiving Dinner Drive-Through To Students
To show appreciation for its student body, the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Student Senate handed out 200 Thanksgiving meal bags on Friday. Each thermal bag was filled with holiday dinner staples such as stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and pumpkin. In addition, the first 50 students received turkeys and another 10 students received donated Stop & Shop gift cards to buy one.
Housatonic Announces New Initiative To Address Student Equity
Housatonic Community College (HCC) is elevating its commitment to under-resourced and underserved students across our region with the creation of a new initiative: The Equity Project. Through financial investments and an array of support services, the initiative seeks to increase access to higher education, retention and academic achievement.
Jongil Ma Is Drawing In Space at the Housatonic Museum of Art
A new, dynamic interlacing sculpture by South Korean artist, Jongil Ma floats above the entrance to the Burt Chernow Galleries. The major piece, presented by the Housatonic Museum of Art, is an intricate arrangement of stained wood, offering a lesson in balance and flow.
A conversation with Moira Adams HCC’s new Director of Grant Initiatives
Housatonic Community College has a new Director of Grant Initiatives. Moira Adams recently joined the HCC team and is charged with identifying and developing major new grant initiatives. She will identify and secure state, federal, and private grants to advance the mission of the College and support the goals and objectives of the College's Strategic Plan.
Dwayne Smith, PhD Appointed CEO of Housatonic Community College
The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education announced the appointment of Dwayne Smith, PhD to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Housatonic Community College. The announcement was made during the open session of the May 14 Board meeting, which was held virtually and attended by over 320 faculty, staff and students from the twelve Connecticut Community Colleges.
Excellence In Teaching: HCC Professor Recognized With Multiple Prestigious Awards
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents for Higher Education recognized Housatonic Community College (HCC) Assistant Professor Kristen Carley with two Excellence in Teaching awards. Carley is among eighteen CSCU distinguished faculty members named as recipients of the annual 2019–20 Board of Regents Faculty Awards.
Perfect For Spring: HCC Dean Writes Book About Gardening for “New Bees”
Just in time for National Gardening Week, Housatonic Community College’s Dean of Academic Affairs Robin Avant has published her first book, The Spirit of Gardening: Gardening for New Bees The Life Revealed Through Gardening! The 139-page beginner’s resource is a guide, reference book and a collection site for the ‘new bee” gardener.
High Achieving Student Simultaneously Earns High School Diploma and Associate Degree
Later this month, at age 17, Mason Perry will graduate from both Capital Preparatory Harbor Charter School in Bridgeport, and Housatonic Community College (HCC). With a strong grasp on hard work and time management, the dual high school and college graduate from West Haven, Connecticut is well prepared for the next step on his academic journey.
HCC Associate Degree Prepares Graduate For Engineering Studies at RPI
Nick Jeffrey will be recognized during the Housatonic Community College (HCC) virtual graduation ceremony today. He entered the engineering program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a first semester Junior in January 2020, and his experience at HCC prepared him well for the transition.
HCC Holds First-Ever Virtual Commencement For The Class of 2020
The Housatonic Community College (HCC) class of 2020 was presented virtually yesterday in a ceremony hosted live on the college’s Facebook page. This 52nd HCC commencement celebration ceremony included footage of students and campus, congratulatory messages from faculty and staff, and the appearance of the graduates’ names and photos.
Housatonic Community College and Instructors Team Up Building 3-D Face Shields, Critical To Hospitals Fighting CoronavirusWritten by Richard Hubbard
Housatonic Community College (HCC) and three of its instructors have partnered together to create plastic face shield frames that ultimately can be worn by healthcare workers in the fight against Coronavirus.
Housatonic Community College Foundation Provides Rapid Response Emergency Funds to Students Affected by PandemicWritten by Richard Hubbard
As COVID-19 takes a toll on college students everywhere, the Housatonic Community College Foundation is providing emergency relief to help students impacted by the pandemic.